A reader recently sent me a note about a new rewards program called Plink that lets you earn points to redeem for either gift cards or airline miles just by shopping and dining out using a synced credit card.
While I haven’t heard much about the program in the past, I decided to join to see what it was all about. After joining, I’ll admit that at first, I was hesitant to connect my secure bank login info to the site, so I initially held off on connecting my credit card right away.
Later on in the day, I received an email from Plink that said “link a card to your Plink account and we’ll hook you up with a $10 Gift Card of your choice”. I guess was intrigued enough to give it a go.
I decided to link my Chase Sapphire Preferred card to Plink because that’s the card I primarily use for dining out and shopping, but I don’t plan on going out of my way to earn Plink points. If I get points from my normal spend, then great – an added bonus.
After a few minutes I saw that 1,000 Plink points have been deposited into my account, and I was ready to cash out for a $10 reward.
With Plink, rewards start at 500 Plink points (which is worth a $5 gift card), and some of the gift card selections include Kohls, Amazon, iTunes, and Tango.
There’s also “$10 Airline miles for 1,000 Plink Points”. I have no idea what $10 Airline miles is… $10 voucher? 1000 miles? $10 towards the price of miles? Beats me, but I selected it anyway out of curiosity. My reward redemption is still “pending”, so I’ll have to update you later when I find out what $10 Airline Miles is according to Plink.
For the most part I thought it was an easy way to earn $10 for a few minutes of my time. If you’re interested in signing up, I’ll get 100 Plink points if you use my referral link, or you can most definitely post and use other links in the comments. What do you think of Plink? Have you used it or heard of it before?